Title: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen (Nancy Butler, writer)
Illustrator: Hugo Petrus
Genre: graphic novel/fiction (classic)
Length: 120 pages
Source: public library
Reason for Reading: I love Jane Austen’s books and am always interested in different ways to experience the stories
Summary (from Goodreads):
Vanity, not love, has been my folly
When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited, while he struggles to remain indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.
My Thoughts: Loved it! Really liked the illustrations, although I could tell that this was made to make the story seem a little edgier. And, something I didn’t include in my post about the graphic Sense and Sensibility–I thought the adaptation and shortening of this book was fairly decent. Obviously I think a lot of small details were left out, but those aren’t always necessary to the story. And I think a lot of the original dialogue made it into this graphic than in the S and S one.
Oh, and as for any major differences: It wasn’t made known to the reader what Darcy did in regards to Wickham until Darcy defended himself to Lizzie. And Lydia and Kitty aren’t portrayed as being very silly–although they’re hardly portrayed at all.
My Thoughts on the Illustrations: Really liked them. More realistic than Sonny Liew’s illustration of S and S. But very nice, just the same. More attention to detail was paid here.
PS- I LOVE how the cover looks like a magazine cover So appropriate and interesting!!